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CSCS Construction Skills Course Level 1 (ej)

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Course Title:

CSCS Construction Skills Course Level 1 (ej)

Course Number:

LUND N91129


Derby Multicultural Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life


Level 1


Javaid Iqbal

Start Date:

06 April 2021

End Date:

16 April 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 09:30 and 12:30
Monday between 13:00 and 15:30
Tuesday between 09:30 and 12:30
Tuesday between 13:00 and 15:30
Wednesday between 09:30 and 12:30
Wednesday between 13:00 and 15:30
Thursday between 09:30 and 12:30
Thursday between 13:00 and 15:30
Friday between 09:30 and 12:30
Friday between 13:00 and 15:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

6 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

This 3-week course gives you the opportunity to achieve the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green Card. 

You will be supported through a variety of different learning activities including supported online learning, E-learning modules, discussion, and research. 

The modules are delivered in a specific order with exams at the end of each unit.  These modules allow you to work at your own pace.

When completing the online qualifications, you will complete short mock tests following the completion of learning for each unit and when you are confident, you will then complete the multiple-choice online exams.

You will also need to complete the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.

You will need to be committed to completing the whole course, on successful completion of the course Derby Adult Learning will pay for your Green CSCS card.

The course will cover:

  • Principles of building construction, information, and communication – this will provide you will the understanding of information sources used in the construction industry and develop your understanding of environmental considerations and knowledge of constructing foundations, walls, floors, and roofs. You will also develop knowledge of communication skills.
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace - this will develop your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of health and safety, hazards that can arise and some of the protection available against those hazards.
  • Health & Safety in a Construction Environment – provides you with a knowledge and understanding of the principles of health and safety in a construction environment.  You will cover identifying hazards, reducing risks, fire extinguishers and relevant legislation
  • CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test – This is designed to give you the knowledge so that you can identify hazards on site and confidently take steps to prevent dangerous incidents from taking place. (You will attend a CSCS test centre to take this assessment).


Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes, on successful completion of the course you will gain a qualification in 

  • Aim Level 1 Extended Award in Skills for Working in Construction & Building
  • Aim Level 1 Health & Safety in Construction Environment (Essential component when applying for CSCS cards)
  • CITB test (CSCS test)
  • CSCS Green Card


The CITB test will need to be taken at 

Pearson Professional Centres, 

Ground Floor East Wing, 

100 Mansfield Road, 




Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone unemployed who is looking at starting a career in Construction.  If you wish to work on a construction site in any capacity in UK, you must have a CSCS ‘Green’ Card as a minimum requirement.


The CSCS Green Card is intended for those working in labouring occupations only.  From July 2014 CSCS introduced a new requirement for applicants to achieve a formal knowledge-based qualification, the ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ Award


  • You will be required to have a minimum of Entry level 3 in English
  • a keen interest in the subject and motivation to start a career in construction.


What do I need to bring?

  • Pen and paper to make notes and a folder to keep the notes in.

Are there any additional costs?

This course is free to anyone unemployed and looking for work and in receipt of qualifying benefits. 

Once you have completed your training, we will pay for you to sit your CITB (CSCS) test at your local Pearson test centre.  Once you have passed this, we will pay for you to apply for your CSCS green card.

You will be responsible for resit costs, so you need to ensure you are prepared before you book your CITB test


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work.  Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement. 


Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support.  Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs. 


How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!


Progression within DALS

On completion of this Award, your tutor will be able to provide advice and guidance on other online and classroom-based courses.  This might include CV writing skills, help with applications forms or Interview skills


On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • On completion of this course you will be able to apply for general labouring roles with the fast-growing construction sector


Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:


Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!


Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Derby Multicultural Centre


Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN


Limited Car Parking
Limited Cycle Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Loop System


Learners and staff will need to bring in their own refreshments.


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Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby City Centre. Turn right at the traffic lights into Douglas Street which becomes Dairyhouse Road at the traffic lights. The Multicultural Centre is on the left just after the lights. 01332 956350 OR 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

No. 38 Arriva.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm, with evening sessions Mon & Tues until 8.30 pm. Plus Saturdays 9 - 12.30. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot


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Telephone No:

01332 956360


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